SOLSAKTM: n. a classic, specialty handbag customized to carry pumps or flats. .
The SOLSAK line originated when designer, Georgina Agyekum relocated from Los Angeles, California a very car-dependent city to the District of Columbia, a metropolitan area more reliant on public transportation and walking. The daily Metro commute to work (by way of Gallery Place- Chinatown) demanded the comfort of flats, while meetings and evening activities called for a more professional pump. She quickly discovered that this was not only a personal dilemma, but a challenge present among active female commuters alike.
It soon became very apparent that metropolitan women everywhere, particularly in cities such as: DC, NY, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco spend a considerable amount of time on foot catching subways, walking to and from parking lots, jumping in and out of cabs; running through concourses, and dashing from meetings to events. In an effort to “save the feet”, without recourse, women were stashing flats in a separate bag or strategically smushing them into a trusty purse; thereby disfiguring the shoe and/or introducing city grime onto wallets, makeup cases and other important handbag items— yuck!
In fall of 2011, necessity bore the concept of the SOLSAK line featuring classic handbags customized with a shoe- pocket appropriate for pumps or flats. Launched in summer of 2012, the company’s mission is to offer women everywhere an inconspicuous pocket of convenience, one Design at a time!